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Steven Cozza’s Giro Bello Classic 2011
By Vaughn Trevi
Date: 1/27/2011
Steven Cozza’s Giro Bello Classic 2011

Steven Cozza’s Giro Bello Classic 2011
Online registration opened January 24, 2011 for Steven Cozza’s Giro Bello Classic in Santa Rosa is limited to only 500 participants, so early registration is highly recommended....

Steven Cozza’s  Giro Bello Classic
4 Beautiful Rides – 2 Lifesaving Causes

A Benefit For The Santa Rosa Rotary Club &
        The Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research (IMBCR)

The Giro Bello is a fundraiser for two really great charities (reaching out globally to children with the polio vaccine and lymphoma cancer research).  Our goal is to have 500 riders take part in our one day event with 4 different routes each a different level so all can ride it.  Steven Cozza

In this season of giving, professional cyclist, Steven Cozza from Petaluma, California, has decided to give his time and energy toward the eradication and cure of two very serious diseases. Which is why he has chosen to establish this event, Steven Cozza’s Giro Bello Classic, with two outstanding non-profit beneficiaries that will receive 100% of the net proceeds. The Rotary Club of Santa Rosa is raising funds for Rotary International’s Polio Plus program which is dedicated to eliminating this disease once and for all; and the Institute for Myeloma and Bone Cancer Research, dedicated to the cure of painful, debilitating and lethal blood and bone cancers that are the fastest-growing, and today, affect over one million people in the U.S. alone.

The event will start and end at Analy High School, 6950 Analy Avenue, Sebastopol, California on Saturday, June 25th, 2011.

“Giro Bello” means A Beautiful Ride in Italian – and what beautiful rides these will be. Join Steven Cozza for the first annual event in Sebastopol, California, offering 4 beautiful routes exhibiting the finest in Sonoma County cycling:

Fun Ride: (29.2 miles; ~ 1,110 feet of climbing) Starts at 9:00 a.m.
This relatively flat route is great for beginners and family groups of all ages.
Route Map

Metric Century: (100K route / 68.2 miles ~ 2,918 feet of climbing) Starts at 9:00 a.m.
This beautiful metric century takes riders through the wine country regions of Alexander Valley and Dry Creek Valley. With only one serious climb, Chalk Hill, this metric century is great for beginners taking on their first metric century.
Route Map

Century: (102.2 miles; ~ 7,253 feet of climbing) Starts at 8:00 a.m.
This challenging century ride travels over the infamous Geysers. A route known to local cyclists but seldom used for organized rides. Enjoy breathtaking views of Alexander Valley as you climb the Geysers’ two peaks.
Route Map

Double Century: (202.2 miles; ~ 16,688 feet of climbing) Starts at 5:00 a.m.
Ready for a serious challenge? Travel through the beautiful Sonoma Coast and other great western Sonoma County destinations before joining back with the Century Route.
Route Map

Rider Registration Program:
Level - Fun Ride - Metric Century - Century - Double Century
Gold:      $75      $100      $135      $175
Silver:      $60        $85    $110        $150
Bronze:   $45        $ 65    $ 85        $125

Gold Level includes premium rider swag: e.g., autographed commemorative T-shirt, dinner ticket +++
Silver Level includes mid-range rider swag: e.g., dinner ticket ++
Bronze Level includes basic rider swag: TBD

In addition to these 4 beautiful rides, there will be great food and a live band for all participants and spectators at the start/stop location at Analy High School (some dinner tickets are inclusive in the entry fee; the remainder will be offered low-cost tickets)

Showers and changing rooms will be available at Analy High School. Riders will also enjoy well-stocked and frequent rest stops on all routes.

Riders shall have the option (but no obligation) to solicit pledges and ride to raise funds for either of these two worthy causes. For these riders, fabulous fundraising incentives are planned.

Total event information, simplified registration and volunteer sign-up can be completed by visiting the event website today:

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